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Wasp Face Recognition

I read an interesting article, “Good With Faces” by Tibbetts and Dyer, in the December 2013 issue of “Scientific American”. One traditional theory states that the large brain of humans evolved in order to be able to interact and function … Continue reading

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European Paper Wasp

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Paper wasps, like the common aerial yellowjacket I recently mentioned, gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems, mix the fibers with saliva and build water-resistant nests from this material. Unlike the yellowjacket, which builds closed nests, paper wasps build … Continue reading

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